Swindon Borough Council Housing has a very successful Apprenticeship programme which has given our Apprentices permanent job opportunities and award winning recognition.

Our intermediate apprentices completed their qualification and 3 of the 4 have gone on to sign up for an Advanced Apprenticeship. At the end of March we had 9 apprentices at various stages in their programmes. Our apprentices once again scooped a number of awards this year: Kelly Wood from the Homebid Team won the Swindon College Housing Apprentice of the Year award.


Maisie Burrows, who started her career in Supported Housing and is now a Trainee Housing Officer was a finalist at the PPMA (Public Sector People Management Awards) awards. Maisie had to attend a 2 day assessment centre at the end of which she was awarded “Spirit of the Apprentice” for the person most likely to make a difference. We also did very well in the Chartered Institute of Housing South West Region awards where Maisie won the New Housing Professional award and Shakira West Moreland, Trainee Surveyor won the Apprentice of the Year award. Maisie and Shakira were both presented with their awards on the main stage at the Annual Conference. This meant they reached the finals of the National Housing Heroes Awards and while they did not win, they both said it was an incredible experience.


Housing Apprentices work in a variety of areas within Housing and are given the opportunity of getting real work experience while gaining relevant qualifications. We usually recruit for apprentices around May or June each year and particularly welcome applications from our tenants and their families.


If you would like to find out more, please contact: lynnjarvie@swindon.gov.uk

what people say

"The interview process was a smooth process. Even though I was obviously nervous, they made it as comfortable as possible for me!"

- Maisie Burrows

To find out more about the Housing Apprenticeship opportunities currently available, please contact Lynn Jarvie on

0789995802 or email:


Award winning apprentices: Maisie Burrows, Kelly Wood, Beth Wride and Robert White (2017)

Call Us: 01793 445503   /   Email: getinvolved@swindon.gov.uk   /  Write: Swindon Borough Council, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH

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